Dena Elizabeth Flippo age 93, died peacefully in her sleep on December 14, 2016 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Winfield, Alabama. Dena was a wonderful, caring, sweet lady. She was a devoted wife to Melvin for 75 years, a loving mother and grandmother. She loved and cherished family and enjoyed nothing more than having them all stay in her little house on Baker Street in Winfield, and it didn’t matter how many. Whenever family came together there, the house overflowed with laughter and love.
In earlier years, Dena was a seamstress and did tailoring, made wedding dresses, formal gowns and could sew just about anything anyone needed. She loved crafts and did upholstering, knitting, quilting and many other artistic crafts. She loved nature and enjoyed taking rides in the countryside to look for animals. She was truly loved by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby (Beckie) Flippo and Tony (Kathy) Flippo, grandchildren: Pam Carlson, Liz Aldridge, Tommy Flippo, Jane Kennedy, Tina Shaw, Andrea Bennett, Angela Gustafson, Nigel Flippo, Dylan Flippo a host of great and great great grandchildren and a daughter in law, Carolyn Flippo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Bessie Conner Reed, sons, William E. and Billy Flippo, grandson, Bobby Melvin Flippo, sisters, Zeller Mae Stiner, Vena Maddox & Geneva Keenum, and a brother, JC Reed.
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 17, 2016 from the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church. Bro. Mike Beckon will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be held from 11:30 until 12:30 (service time) on Saturday at the church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Flippo family.